Monthly Archives: April 2016

Battles of the Ancient Past

The Trojans and Byzantium in the same time period… …sigh… But then again, I assume that most of the denizens of the Empty Quarter have King David zooming around in a F-18 fighter, bombing up the Canaanite biowar terrorists being … Continue reading

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What a Platoon Officer Actually Does

Yeah, the video is geared to the World War I/II style of combat, but it’s still vastly better than simply “CHARGE!” Regarding snipers shooting officers with submachine guns with great enthusiasm (and the natural preference of said officers to carry … Continue reading

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Lies About Space, Mysteries about Space

Just some bubble-gum videos, that could spark a story or three…

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Stellaris, Religion, and Magic

In the upcoming game Stellaris, materialistic cultures get science bonus, but spiritualistic cultures get special psionic powers. I have to admit: this makes for a more entertaining game with a bigger fan base than the boring truths of the matter: … Continue reading

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Imperial Power and Local Religions

The Entree While many rulers of the Third Imperium has a sentimental attachment to both Vilani traditionalism/ancestor worship – as well as Stellar Divinity – there is no strong religious influence on the interstellar government: the focus is on keeping the money and … Continue reading

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Dr. Da Vinci

“Your starship really needs a Dr. Da Vinci! After all, what happens when one of your men get a sucking gunshot wound, and the nearest surgeon is a good fourteen lightyears away? Do you seriously believe that your on-board medic or … Continue reading

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The Inverted Tiered City

Personally I would set up such a TL 8-10 city as something a long-established power – a dynasty, aging-yet-respected ruler, or even a major nation/tribe/religion at the height of its power and influence – would create to make a lasting … Continue reading

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Coursera: Imagining Other Earths…

From Coursera: Are we alone? This course introduces core concepts in astronomy, biology, and planetary science that enable the student to speculate scientifically about this profound question and invent their own solar systems. Subtitles available in English 20 hours of … Continue reading

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Travelling to the Galactic Centre

Extracted from a Stellaris post – visit it for the complete low-down… The first sign of change will be when we get within three thousand parsecs of the core. Here we’ll start to see two things: firstly the sky stops … Continue reading

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3753 Cruithne

Not a Second Moon… more of an occasional visitor. From Wikipedia (lots of footnotes, links, etc deleted) 753 Cruithne is a Q-type, Aten asteroid in orbit around the Sun in 1:1 orbital resonance with Earth, making it a co-orbital object. … Continue reading

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